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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 57 Whaling Road, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
57 Whaling RoadNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

See under 'East Ridge Precinct' NSHS0156, Whaling Road Group 0161. Important remnant area from North Sydney Township, now isolated by Warringah Expressway. Varied collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century domestic houses, mostly of small scale and modest finish, which, in a limited area, provides a representative sample of this building type. Evidence of the early twentieth century working class residential nature of North Sydney, contrasting with more expensive development in adjacent areas. Almost intact example of late nineteenth century North Sydney subdivision for high-density housing.

Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include information on landscape significance, interiors or the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are updated by Council as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conversation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.
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Description

Physical description: One of a two storey terrace of five houses (nos. 49, 51, 53, 55, 57 of both brick and stone and generally with corrugated iron roofs behind a high, plain parapet with moulded cornice. Individual houses vary in detailing, with some extensively renovated and others showing a variety of balustrades and window treatments. Typically, upper verandahs have cast-iron lace balustrades and valences with corrugated iron skillion roofs with two french door openings with rectangular fanlights, whilst ground floor openings are typically semi-circular arched.This building is designed in the Victorian Filligree. Federation Filigree style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Major Alteration
Further information: 2, 12-14, 20-48, 1-57 Whaling Road,East Ridge Precinct
Former use: State Themes: Urban settlements. Building styles.

History

Historical notes: See under 'Whaling Road Group' NSHS0161.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Local Significance
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Local Significance
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Local Significance
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
Integrity/Intactness: Unsympathetic
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I102902 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931890Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB April 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181890


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